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Ambassador Einar Gunnarsson

born 1966











Current position

2015                Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, New York.


Previous positions:

2009 – 2014    Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

2008 – 2009    Director – Chief Negotiator, Department of International Trade Negotiations, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

2007 – 2008    Director of Human Resources for the Foreign Service of Iceland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

2004 – 2006    Deputy Permanent Representative/Minister-Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Iceland to the International Organisations, Geneva.

2000 – 2004    Counsellor, Embassy of Iceland/Mission of Iceland to the EC, Brussels.

1998 – 2000    First Secretary/Counsellor, Trade Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

1996 – 1998    Legal Adviser/Deputy Director, Defence Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Reykjavík.

1992 – 1995    Lawyer, GÁJ Law Firm, Reykjavík.



Graduated from the Grammar School of Reykjavík 1986.

Law Degree (Cand. Juris) from the University of Iceland 1992.

Guest Researcher with the Law Faculty of the University of Bergen, Norway in the winter of 1995-1996.

Marital status:

Married to Elisabet Thordardottir, clinical psychologist. Two daughters. 

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